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by Cass
Tue May 24, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: The Second Wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: The Second Wedge

That's terrible. Hopefully they can recover quickly. All the best to them.
by Cass
Tue May 24, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Beer Events & Festivals
Topic: Toronto Craft Beer Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Toronto Craft Beer Festival

I'm not sure if I have heard of this event before, it says since 2016 but I don't recall seeing much about them. So much of this is what I can't stand about festivals...high ticket prices (it costs more to guarantee entry, the basic ticket is subject to capacity!), only token sampling, no kids allow...
by Cass
Thu May 12, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I watched a maddening Toronto council debate and Josh's drinking in parks failed. It was replaced by a motion from Tory to talk about it again in 2023. There were some truly wild points made by councillors, such as Denzil MW saying that the folks that will truly suffer are the ones living next to pa...
by Cass
Tue May 10, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

An article today in the Star about Toronto's ongoing obsession with not doing anything when it comes to alcohol outdoors.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contrib ... r-fun.html
by Cass
Sun May 01, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I suppose somewhat related to this is Josh Matlow bringing back the idea to allow drinks in parks. I'm happy he tries but can't help but think it will die again...

by Cass
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Pedal Pubs in Toronto

Turns out these will not be able to serve alcohol. So they're pretty pointless. Not sure why they are even doing this.

by Cass
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: Pedal Pubs in Toronto
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Pedal Pubs in Toronto

I’ve never rode on one, and probably never will, but sure. Always funny that everything in Toronto is a pilot and it can’t just be made allowed. https://twitter.com/joshmatlow/status/1520048113657991169 EDIT: this tweet was from Josh Matlow, who was making a big deal about pedal pubs, but then subse...
by Cass
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Breweries roughly fall into these (over simplified) categories for me: Top Tier - Are making good to great beer and are capable of competing on the basis of their product regardless of other factors. Second Tier - Okay to good beer, brewery has established a market and reputation for themselves. Th...
by Cass
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

JerCraigs wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:06 pm Edit: This is my 3000th post on Bartowel! Wow!
Congratulations! Thanks for sticking with the forum :)
by Cass
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Henderson Brewing Co
Replies: 21
Views: 8520

Re: Henderson Brewing Co

I think some beer folks (not necessarily people here) distrust brewery owners that don't have "beer cred". The Henderson guys have marketing backgrounds, and it shows through very creative initiatives that they've done over the years. But having a marketing thrust doesn't mean that beers a...
by Cass
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: General Beer Discussion & Random Talk
Topic: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat
Replies: 28
Views: 1054

Re: G&M (paywall): Canada’s crowded craft beer industry is tapped out. What brewers say must happen to stay afloat

Thanks for sharing, interesting read. I agree with Craig, it feels like we’ve been awaiting this big upheaval in Ontario beer, whether it be mergers or closures, and it really hasn’t happened in a big way, and/or what’s happened has been pretty slow as Craig mentioned. Perhaps this wasn’t known in t...
by Cass
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Breweries, Tied Houses & Taprooms
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 297
Views: 86470

Re: Great Lakes

I read in the Star that GLB was issued a restaurant license on April 15. So I guess things are close!
by Cass
Sat Apr 16, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: East Lansing, MI
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: East Lansing, MI

It's possible zoning had something to do with history, which has left older, brewery-appropriate buildings in the downtown cores of U.S. cities, and similar buildings are rarer in Canadian city centres. I looked up the population of Lansing and it's comparable to Kingston & Moncton which have br...
by Cass
Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: East Lansing, MI
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: East Lansing, MI

Report from East Lansing for those who may be interested in a road trip! East Lansing is definitely a fun little city, only about 1h40m from Sarnia. It's home to Michigan State University, a large and very attractive campus with lots of classic buildings. And since it's home to a large university, t...
by Cass
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Outside of Ontario Beer Travel, Local Beer/Brewery Guides and Talk
Topic: East Lansing, MI
Replies: 5
Views: 989

East Lansing, MI

I've got a little beer & concert road trip coming up this weekend which I'm looking forward to. Doing a night in East Lansing and then back to Detroit. It's tricky nowadays to ask for reco's as nobody's been anywhere for quite a while! If anyone has any memories of good stuff in East Lansing ple...